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“Europe in Popular Literature” Symposium

category dublin | arts and media | event notice author Wednesday February 18, 2009 14:10author by Loki

“Europe in Popular Literature” Symposium
National Association of English Studies

Saturday 28th February, A019, Dun Laoghaire IADT

9.30am Registration opens.

This is a free event and is open to all. Contact for more information.

9.30am Registration opens.

10.00am Welcome by Dr Aoife Leahy, President of the NAES.

10.15am Talk by Prof Fernando Galvan, President of ESSE
“ESSE and English Studies in Europe.”

11am Tea Break

11.30am Session 1: Irish Writers and Travel Literature
Chair Dr Barbara Hughes (IADT)
Dr Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka (UCD) “‘Europe – A Superb, Doomed Effort’: Kate O’ Brien’s European Vocation”
Ms Saima Khan (UU) “Significance of Landscape in Seamus Heaney’s Poetry”
Mr Eoghan Smith (NUI Maynooth) “Banville and Prague Pictures”

Own arrangements for lunch.

2pm-2.20pm Update on Association to NAES members from President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

2.20pm Session 2: Nineteenth Century Popular Literature
Chair Dr Eve Patten (TCD)
Dr Deaglán Ó Donghaile (NUI Maynooth) “The Voice of Dynamite: Anarchism and Late Nineteenth Century Popular Fiction”
Ms Sarah Crofton (TCD) “Moving Bodies: Consumerism and Disease in Tourism Fiction of the Fin de Siecle”

3.30pm Tea Break

4pm Session 3: Twentieth Century Gothic and Science-Fiction
Chair Dr Bernice Murphy (TCD)
Dr Dara Downey (TCD) “Not of Germany, but of the Soul: Shades of the Old World in Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot.”
Ms Jennifer Harwood-Smith (TCD) “Whatever Happened to European Science-Fiction?”

5.10pm-5.30pm Membership information. Symposium close.

5.30pm Informal drinks in Baker’s Corner.

This is a free event and is open to all. Contact for more information

The symposium is absolutely free and everyone is welcome. There are papers on anarchism, science fiction, Kate O'Brien... and more!

You can get to IADT by bus (46A) or by DART.


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